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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Saint Charles MO

New Hope Food Pantry
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636.947.0755
Details: New Hope Food Pantry continues to operate in their facility providing assistance to those in need. New Hope not only provides food to those in need, but furniture, clothing, personal hygiene items, baby diapers and formula are also provided. The pantry serves seven counties in Missouri and Illinois. The pantry also helps other food pantries in the area. New Hope does all of this with no local, state or federal funding. Everything New Hope does is supported one hundred percent by generous individuals, organizations and companies.
O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636.723.0037
Details: Over twenty-one years ago a small group of people asked themselves, "How can we help those of our neighbors who are in need?" A group of caring individuals from three Lutheran Churches decided to respond to one of the most basic needs for survival; and that was to provide food assistance. These three churches; Living Lord, Christ the King, and, Hope gathered together the necessary volunteers and Christ the King provided the physical facility to give birth to: Outreach Assistance Serving Individuals in St. Charles County (O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry) - a mission offering food assistance. This mission is incorporated as a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. There are no paid personnel at O.A.S.I.S. The original location for the pantry was on Christ The King Church property in St. Peters. During 1997 OASIS moved to our current location at 1814 Boone's Lick (rear) in St. Charles. Dramatic growth in the number of people coming for help has occurred since that move. The pantry provided food and hygiene items to 3669 families during 2007. This original small group of volunteers has grown to over 400 volunteers that support this mission on a monthly basis. The number of families served has grown from a few dozen to as many as 600 families a month. The quantity and variety of food has gone from; dividing up whatever was donated - to a fixed menu of food and hygiene items to help the family needs for over a week The number of churches supporting this mission (serving on the board) has gone from 3 to 16 churches with 27 board members. In addition to the 16 churches represented by 27 members on the board; the total number of churches involved is 43.There are 39 business and 43 fraternal and other organizations, and 35 schools. These groups sponsor food drives, donate money, or other support of O.A.S.I.S. in this mission. Grants are provided by the city, state, businesses, private, and, others. What you can see is that O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry is supported by a cross-section of the community. There is a definite need for this type of mission and the need is growing. The families we help are mostly single parent and/or working families; some are disabled and some are retirees. A large number of the families include children. Their limited income and benefits can not meet all of today's basic needs. Some have been laid off and later re-employed at a lesser pay with lesser or no benefits. A family of four "working" but making less than $22,600 a year are considered to be at the poverty level. We at O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry want to thank all of the many sources of support that have kept this mission alive and responsive to the needs in our community. Without the support of you and your organizations, this mission would have ceased to function. It is your support, care, and concern that brings help to those who need help. Your past support has meant so much to the families in our community. Your future support is not only desired, but is vitally necessary to continue this mission.
Powell Terrace Food Pantry
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636.724.3036
Details: The Powell Terrace Food Pantry is a ministry of Bogey Hills Baptist Church. For over 30 years Powell Terrace has been feeding people spiritually and physically. We currently assist over 2000 people a month and more families are signing up for assistance each week. Because of increased expenses, we are looking for churches, businesses, civic groups and individuals to prayerfully consider partnering with us in this vital ministry. Powell Terrace can only assist families living in St. Charles County. Pantry Hours: All clients must report to the waiting room and sign in. New clients receiving food on Mondays will be required to fill out an application. Monday: 8:00 - 11:00 am. Items offered: Meat, produce, deli items, canned food, bread, dairy, juice and baked goods. Clients can only receive food every other Monday. You cannot receive food on two consecutive Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays: 8:00 - 10:00 am. Items offered: Produce, deli items, bread and baked good. Clients are allowed to receive food every Wednesday and Friday.
Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service - Food Pantry
Saint Charles, MO 63304
636.441.1302
Details: Operating since 1981, the Pantry distributes food each week to low-income families and individuals who do not have the means for purchasing adequate supplies. By providing food assistance, the Care Service enables families to use scarce financial resources for other household necessities such as housing, utilities, transportation, and medical needs, and move toward becoming stable and independent. The families receiving goods from the Food Pantry are typically referred to the Care Service by other social service agencies in the area. However, many clients find out about the Food Pantry while at the Care Service for other assistance, such as help with rent or utilities. Over 60 dedicated volunteers help work nine shifts, pick up supplies from over 18 locations, sort, prepare, and distribute food and household goods to about 125 families each week. The Food Pantry is sustained primarily through community support, including donations from civic groups, local schools, churches, and individual families, with a majority of the food and goods being donated on a weekly basis for our clients. The Food Pantry provides many services to those in need. In addition to weekly food sustenance, clients receive personal hygiene items as available, household cleaning supplies as available, school supplies at the start of the school year, Easter baskets for children under 12 years of age, and No Hunger Holiday (Thanksgiving meal).